IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the web hosting plans that we offer, so any time you need it in order to install and execute a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with many other web hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, which means that you won't have any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use a script app which requires the tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you will be able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Since we employ an avant-garde custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.